Iron Maiden’s DVD release of “Flight 666″ has soared to the number one spot on music DVD charts in 22 countries, including the U.S. and U.K.
In the U.S. it was not only the No. 1 debut item, but also finished as the highest first-week seller of any music DVD so far in 2009.
The release follows the hugely successful worldwide screening of the award-winning film in over 500 digital cinemas in 42 countries in April.
“Flight 666″ covers the first leg of Iron Maiden’s “Somewhere Back In Time Tour” which began in February 2008 and encompassed 23 sold-out stadium and arena shows in Asia, Australia and North, Central and South America in just 45 days, covering 5 continents and 13 countries, traveling almost 50,000 miles. All this was made possible because of the unique method of travel; the band’s specially customized Boeing 757 plane, piloted by Maiden vocalist and airline captain Bruce Dickinson and christened Ed Force One by Maiden fans.